Event Planning Resources

Planning a major event is both exciting and exhausting. Let us work with you to create the wedding you’ve always imagined, the family reunion of a lifetime, or a fundraiser that surpasses expectations. You can be as hands-on as you like, or let us provide our expertise while keeping you on time and within budget.

To make things easier, we’ve compiled our lists of places to stay and things to do in Kyle, Austin, and the surrounding areas, as well as the vendors we recommend and answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Places to Stay

From hotels to B&Bs, you can find comfortable overnight accommodations just minutes from Texas Old Town in Kyle, Austin, San Antonio, and other surrounding areas. See our full list of accommodations.

Marriott Austin South

Austin

(512) 634-2026

Courtyard Marriott by ATX Airport

Austin

(512) 691-0036

Hampton Inn — South

Austin

(512) 442-4040

La Quinta Inn

Kyle

(512) 295-5599

Best Western

Kyle

(512) 295-4559

Copperfield Suites & Rentals

Kyle

(512) 565-1702

Hampton Inn

Kyle

(512) 268-9042

Glory Ridge

Kyle

(512) 736-7046

Comfort Suites

Buda

(512) 295-8600

Hampton Inn

Buda

(512) 295-4900

Holiday Inn Express

Buda

(512) 295-8040

Homewood Suites by Hilton

San Marcos

(512) 667-7011

Embassy Suites

San Marcos

(512) 392-6450

Things to Do

Texas Old Town is located in Kyle, Texas, just minutes from Austin and a short drive from San Antonio, which means there’s a lot to do in the general area. Enjoy the beauty of the hill country and explore the bounty of unique sights along with shopping and other activities close to Kyle. A few of our favorites in town are:

Lake Kyle Park for bird watching, wildlife sightings, and catch-and-release fishing.

Five Mile Dam for a leisurely float down the beautiful Blanco River.

San Marcos Square for unique, local shopping and dining experiences.

Kyle Library Thrift Shop for secondhand shopping that supports the Kyle Public Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event?
The general rule is 12-18 months in advance to secure the space and date you want. However, our venues are booked according to availability, so if a venue is open, any party can reserve it. We recommend you book your event space well in advance. We do not save dates without a deposit and a signed contract.
Is there a problem with parties intermingling and disturbing one another?
No. Our four event venues are completely independent of one another, including separate parking. Since our opening, we have never experienced an issue with parties from events occurring simultaneously disturbing one another.
In case of inclement weather, can the ceremony be moved inside the reception hall?
Of course! Texas Old Town is an expert at both indoor and outdoor weddings. We suggest you have a backup plan for the often unpredictable Texas weather.
Where will my guests park?
Each reception hall has its own parking lot. With the exception of the bride and groom and handicapped guests, all vehicles should park in the designated parking lot for your venue.
Does Texas Old Town provide chairs, tables, and linens for the reception hall?
We provide chairs and tables for your reception hall, but we do not provide linens. Several of our recommended vendors provide linen services.
Does Texas Old Town have dressing rooms?
Yes. We provide spacious dressing rooms at each venue site.
Do the indoor facilities have air conditioning and heating?
Yes! Air conditioning is a must in Texas.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed. However, service dogs are the exception.
Does Texas Old Town have overnight accommodations?
No, we do not, but there are hotels just down the road in Kyle, Buda, South Austin, and San Marcos.
May we take engagement or bridal pictures at Texas Old Town prior to our event?
We would be honored to be the backdrop for your engagement or bridal photos. We ask that you schedule your photoshoot with Texas Old Town for Monday through Thursday, so your shoot does not conflict with any events. Please confirm availability five days prior to your photoshoot.
Can we decorate how we choose?
Of course! This is your special event. However, we do have some limitations: paper confetti, glitter, unprotected candles, silk flower petals, and sand are strictly prohibited. Hay and birdseed are permitted outdoors but not indoors. We ask that you respect the walls and furniture and abstain from the use of nails, screws, or staples. You are welcome to use candles that have at least one inch of side glass coverage above the flame.
Can we decorate the event site the day before the event?
If the venue is still available 90 days prior to your event, you have the option to pay $750 to book the space for your rehearsal dinner and decorate early.
What can be tossed in the air for the bride and groom’s departure?
Birdseed, organic flower petals, wedding wands, bubbles, and sparklers are permissible options. If using sparklers, you are required to inform us ahead of time so that we can safely dispose of them. Paper confetti, rice, and silk flower petals are prohibited.
Are fireworks allowed?
Fireworks are not permitted due to safety risks.
Can alcohol be served at Texas Old Town?
Yes. However, cash bars are not permitted. We only allow an open bar set-up (meaning alcohol will be free of charge to your guests). Texas Old Town requires that you contract Texas Ritas, an independently contracted TABC bartending firm, to serve the alcohol. All alcohol at open-bar events must be served by the Texas Ritas bartender. BYOB is not permitted at Texas Old Town.
Are we required to use Texas Old Town’s recommended vendors?
No, you can choose your own vendors, with one exception: the bartender for open-bar set-ups. All other vendors recommended by Texas Old Town are preferred but not required. We pride ourselves on offering vendor flexibility to our clients.

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